Help with basic fitting
OK, so I am a noob, and I need some help with getting a good fit. I bought my first board in 2006: Burton Se7en 51 + Large P1 Uninc Coalition + size 10 FiftyOne-Fifty boots. I am 5'8" and 170lbs. I haven't ridden much, because of motorcycle injuries and had some kids since then.
Love the board, love the bindings, love the boots, but I couldn't help feeling the board is a little short, and the bidings where a little big, though I did crank them down to a solid fit.
This is my all around, goofing off board. I went short, thinking that as I learned, I wanted less board to catch an edge with. I feel a little more experienced, now, so I went out and bought an Arbor Round House 163 with Union Re-union Hemp M/L bindings for good pow days(haven't ridden, yet, but will this season). I also bought Medium P1 (sadly, not Uninc Coalition, but if you know someone with a decent pair in medium, I'd love to buy them!) to mount on my Burton Se7en.
First question, based on height and weight, how do my rigs sound?
More important question: How much hangover should I have when fitting my boots to the bindings? I noticed my toes hang over the gas pedal on the medium P1s, even with the gas pedal fully extended. I literally feel my toes grab over the edge of the gas pedal when I press in (I have flat feet). Also, the highbacks feel really snug, but that may be a good thing. Obviously, neither are a problem with the large P1s. The Re-unions feel pretty good, so I'll know for sure after the weekend.